The sixth graders at Rose Hill Middle School worked on an exciting new unit on ecosystems restoration in science this fall. During this unit, students not only learned what makes a healthy forest ecosystem but also got the opportunity to plan and execute their very own restoration project for a damaged ecosystem on Rose Hill’s campus.
All her ducks in a row – Inglewood student takes first in Washington state Junior Duck Stamp program
Sara Sunil, an eighth grader at Inglewood Middle School, took home first place and best in show for her artwork in the 2021 Junior Duck Stamp program. Sara’s drawing of a mother and her three chicks represented Washington state in the national competition. The top three winners at the national competition win scholarship money and the overall winner’s art becomes the design for a commemorative art stamp. Sara’s artwork did not place in the top three, but she did come away with a certificate and prize for top place finish at state.
According to the program’s website, the annual art contest encourages students to observe wildlife and create their vision of the colorful, winged waterfowl that grace wetlands across North America. The objective is to create an original depiction of waterfowl while learning about waterfowl and wetland habitats and submit it to the contest.